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Cool Plants for Kids: 8 that Explode, Eat Bugs, or Stick to You

Guest post by Heather Stephenson.  Be Out There is excited to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors online community to help more kids and families explore the outdoors! By sharing …

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Cloud Forest, Rain Forest: A NYC Eco-School Goes to Ecuador

Guest post by Margaret Palmer This past spring, my high school (Stuyvesant High School), an NWF Eco-School in New York City, gave me and twenty-four other students involved in our Eco-Club the incredible …

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Book Review: Eco Boys And Girls by Maria Snyder

The greatest challenge in providing education for young children is how to have an artful balance of informative lessons and entertaining pictures and stories that capture a child’s mind and …

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Eco Boys And Girls Inspire Kids to Live and Play Sustainably

For Earth Day in 2010, Maria Snyder debuted her characters, the Eco Boys And Girls, at the Liberty Science Center. Snyder, an activist, artist and model, developed Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray …

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Weekly News Roundup- October 4, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Government shutdown spells trouble for wildlife, but it also spells trouble for you! Coal is continuing to play dirty. Read about the …

Sage and native grasses surround this barn, with the Grand Tetons in the background. Photo by Dawn Wilson, National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant.

Weekly News Roundup- September 27, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? It’s flu season for ‘ewe.’  For bighorn sheep in Montana, communicable diseases-including pneumonia-are a huge problem. Plant your own “Mother Willow!” Help …

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Help NWF and Disney Junior Plant 5,000 Trees for Wildlife

Disney Junior and National Wildlife Federation are working together to plant 5,000 trees across America! You can help us by visiting DisneyJuniorGiveATree.NWF.org and telling us where you would like to …

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Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest Winners

The October issue of Ranger Rick Jr. has hit mailboxes, and this month’s magazine is extra special because it includes the five winning drawings from our Draw Ricky contest. The …

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Weekly News Roundup- September 13, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? A Sticky Situation. Developing Story : Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life. The Case of the Missing Martins. Has …

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Weekly News Roundup- September 6, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Wild bison reintroduced to tribal lands. Read the blog about bison making their way back onto Fort Belknap Reservation. Yosemite under fire. …

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